manasulOni marmamu - Click to listen (Shivkumar Kalyanaraman)!
raagam: sudda hindOLam (varam)
22 kharaharapriyaa janya
Aa: S G2 M1 D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 M1 G2 S
20 naTabhairavi janya
Aa: S G2 M1 D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 M1 G2 S
manasulOni marmamu delusukO mAna rakSaka marakatAnga nA
inakulApta nIvEgAni vErevaru lEru Ananda hrdaya
munupu prEmagala doravai sadA canuvu nElanado goppa gAdayyA
kani karambutO nIvELa nA karamu baTTu tyAgarAja vinuta
Oh One with the radiant hue of the emerald! Pray be aware of the yearning
of my mind. Oh Protector of devotees from shame and disgrace! Oh
Benefactor of the solar race! You are the sole refuge and none else. Oh
Aananda Hriday - the One with a heart brimming over with bliss! In the
past, as my kindly Lord, you protected me with affection and compassion
but of what avail is it if you do not deign to clasp my hand and grace me
when I need you most?
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive.
Often thought to be composed in (and performed in) hindOLam, the song is actually in varamu (varam, suddha hindOLam), which has the higher chatushruti dhaivatam.
Lyrics provided by Lakshman Ragde.